Mar 11, 2003 - 8:21 pm
I am a 46 year old male. My 86 year old Mother was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 stomach cancer about 4 weeks ago. I am devastated, and going through alot of emotions right now including "cancer anger", which I call it because I am angry that it could strike someone who loves life so, and who is so happy and upbeat. The other aspect I hate is that usually by the time stomach cancer shows its ugly head its sometimes too late, as in my Mothers case. She has had about 3 opinions, and as of now does not wish to deal with chemo or radiation because she feels so good she says. Of course its hard to assign a time frame for her, and one thing I am having alot of trouble with right now is approaching her with things I have always wanted to say to her, but up until now I haven't. I haven't got a clue as to how to begin this talk, and I am afraid I won't be able to handle it emotionally at the time. Any thoughts anyone?